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The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon. Book Review.

The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon. Book Review.

“Soon Sabhi, the people out there will remember us. Soon they’ll see that living in here isn’t living at all. We just need to show them who…

A Cardboard Palace, by Allayne L. Webster

A Cardboard Palace, by Allayne L. Webster

“Lately I don’t feel like I belong anywhere – least of all to the people back in the village, or those in camp No Man’s Land.” Allayne…

See What I Have Done, by Sarah Schmidt

See What I Have Done, by Sarah Schmidt

Lizzie Borden took an axe And gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, She gave her father 41. So goes the popular children’s…

The Stella Prize 2017: The Winner and My Thoughts!

The Stella Prize 2017: The Winner and My Thoughts!

The Stella Prize celebrates Australian women’s writing, both works of fiction and non-fiction. The 2017 winner was announced last night. Congratulations to Heather Rose, author of The…

The Stella Prize 2017: My Predictions!

The Stella Prize 2017: My Predictions!

The winner of The Stella Prize for 2017 will be announced this evening! I have read and reviewed all six of the shortlisted books and have some…

The Hate Race, by Maxine Beneba Clarke

The Hate Race, by Maxine Beneba Clarke

“I learned to stay quiet. I learned that nobody much cared. I learned that it was probably my fault anyway, and that what they were doing to…

The Mother’s Promise, by Sally Hepworth

The Mother’s Promise, by Sally Hepworth

“There’s nothing more calming in difficult moments that knowing there’s someone fighting with you” Mother Theresa A quote used by Sally Hepworth in The Mother’s Promise  …

Poum and Alexandre: A Paris Memoir, by Catherine de Saint Phalle

Poum and Alexandre: A Paris Memoir, by Catherine de Saint Phalle

Poum and Alexandre is a memoir, but has characters so unusual and unique you could easily mistake them for originating somewhere within the novelist’s imagination. Catherine de Saint Phalle…

The Museum of Modern Love, by Heather Rose

The Museum of Modern Love, by Heather Rose

“Art will wake you up. Art will break your heart. There will be glorious days. If you want eternity you must be fearless” Heather Rose, in The…

An Isolated Incident, by Emily Maguire

An Isolated Incident, by Emily Maguire

This novel, billed as a psychological thriller that has been shortlisted for The Stella Prize, was a book I was very much looking forward to. Unfortunately it…

Dying: A Memoir, by Cory Taylor

Dying: A Memoir, by Cory Taylor

Cory Taylor was an Australian novelist and winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize (2012) for Me and Mr Booker, who died in July 2016 just weeks after…

Hi! I'm Julia, a lifelong reader, an aspiring writer, medical doctor, and now book blogger, from Queensland, Australia! Go to 'About Read and Live Well' to learn more!

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Sticking to the theme of refugees in Australia, as I am currently reading They Cannot Take the Sky and also recently read The Bone Sparrow
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This is YA fiction about Michael, whose parents run the political party called 'Aussie Values', and Mina, who fled Afghanistan with her mother and arrived in Australia by boat.
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Q1: Bookish confession. I haven't read a Jane Austen novel that I've enjoyed yet! 😳 I will continue though!
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Q2: Author you think is underrated. Georgia Blain who wrote Between a Wolf and a Dog which is still one of the best books I've read this year and I want more people to read it!
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Q3: Do you write at all? Only academically and scientifically for the past 10+ years but I started my blog so I could do more creative writing. I've always wanted to write a novel and am starting to make a little progress 😊
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Q4: Read any good nonfiction recently? Yes - The Gender Games by Juno Dawson. Amazing!
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These books are on my Five Star Prediction blog post, where I predict five books from my TBR that will be 5 ⭐️ reads!
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